So after finding this out i thought about how i could include this into my own life. I wasn't really part of a tribe, save me and my parents, nor did we keep any livestock or crops. So how could someone that wasn't really that connected to the land could celebrate.
Well i'd recently bought a book called "A Real Witches Kitchen" by Kate West. It look like just the thing I'd been looking for, and it was. This book not only contained a cookery book (as I love to cook and bake) but it also included ideas for celebrating the 8 festivals of the year. It told me about seasonal foods that would be around at that point in the year, and how they would be traditionally cooked, it also had a list of drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) but on a practical (magickal) note it also contains recipes for incenses, potions and creams for those wanting to make their own magick whether it be in the form of a 100% natural moisturiser or whether it was and incense of divination. it was a very helpful book and still a book i lean on and turn to all year round. (I'd recomend it to anyone) So this leads me back to my original train of thought...
Now that i have my own pagan shop and I can get in what ever stuff I want, What do I get in? Would people like to go for the typical gore and guts that they normally buy or would they prefer something alittle bit traditional? we're going to have pumpkins in which i guess isn't that traditional but still, its what most people think of. I've got a few incenses and herbs and things too that should be good, but is the october 31 -november 1st market so clogged up with the gore and guts stuff that the traditional looks naff? (Replies on a postcard.) well here's to the thinking, and if anyone has any ideas I'm open to suggestions! (just email me on our website)
This is Gemz signing off! Ciao!